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Agents, deputies investigating murder of Oklahoma man inside his home

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RIPLEY, Okla. – Authorities are searching for clues related to the death of an Oklahoma man inside his home.

Just before 5 p.m. on Thursday, officials with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation say a relative found a man dead inside his home.

Investigators say 45-year-old Mario Dwight Smith was found to have trauma to his body consistent with a homicide.

Officers searched Smith’s home in the 300 block of E. Main St. for clues related to his death.

Now, agents and deputies with the Payne County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the case.

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